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Female physicians should ‘lean in’

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Video and text: Why women in medicine need to “lean in.”

Hansa Bhargava, M.D., says some things that need saying:

{T]he truth is that if you are in a leadership position, you may end up having more flexibility. I’ve had friends and colleagues deliberately choose the research track and get an academic title so that they can have more control over their schedule and, therefore, have more time to spend with their children. A physician who becomes a partner in a practice can often influence the scheduling of patients and make it to her son’s afternoon soccer game. By being a leader in an organization, you can influence large change by having a say in policy. Another interesting point to note is that women in leadership positions reported more job satisfaction and the majority were happy with their personal lives.”

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